Mission Statement: The Friends of SDPB support the mission of South Dakota Public Broadcasting through advocacy, leadership, and fundraising responsive to the needs of SDPB and all South Dakotans.
Values Statement: Friends of SDPB will inspire our supporters to sustain SDPB’s vitality and growth as one of country’s premier broadcast networks.
Vision Statement: Friends of SDPB will link all South Dakotans to SDPB.
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Friends of SDPB Staff
Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists solely to support the mission of SDPB.
We are governed by a volunteer board of citizens from across the state.
Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting Board of Directors
Katrin Profilet, Sioux Falls - President
Gene Ellenson, Huron - Vice-President
Janet F Hovey-Johnson, Sioux Falls - Secretary
Josh VanLaecken, Aberdeen - Treasurer
Karen Mortimer, Rapid City - Past President
Julie Overgaard, Vermillion - SDPB Executive Director
Tashina Banks Rama, Pine Ridge
Vernon Brown, Sioux Falls
Roberta (Bobbie) Clark, Mitchell
Nick Fischer, Aberdeen
Kara Flynn, Rapid City
Michael Goodroad, Lead
Susan Halter-Jones, Watertown
Tom Hurlbert, Sioux Falls
Kay Jorgensen, Spearfish
Suneetha Kurra, Rapid City
Mike Mueller, Pierre
Tamara Pier, Rapid City
Tim Schorn, Vermillion
Tobias Uecker, Brookings
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